Reading is giving

There is no perfect parenting method, just as there is no perfect parent and no perfect child.

It’s easy to fall into a constant spiral of self-judgment and worry about not being enough or not doing enough for our kids. How about reminding ourselves that we do our best with the resources we have.

I like the concept of quality over quantity. If you have a limited amount of time to spend with your children or loved ones, then, make that time special and be fully present. Be the listening ear, ask questions, look them in the eyes and show your emotions. There are plenty of ways we can strengthen our bond with our kids, but one thing I realized is that the quality of our awareness often determines the quality of our relationship. Remember that saying, “kids don’t listen to what you say, they watch what you do”? We, parents, caregivers, and teachers are their primary source of reference and inspiration. They look up to us for advice and guidance. If we don’t make ourselves available, they will feel left out and rejected.